2018 Pan Pacific Championships Psych Sheets Released

2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Thursday, August 9th – Sunday, August 12th
  • Tatsumi International Swim Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • LCM
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets

The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships are set to begin in one week and the psych sheets have just been released on the official meet website. The nations of America, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, along with several more, will compete for international bragging rights and hardware heading into the final 2 years of the Olympic quad.

There are no real surprises on the psychs, given that the squads attending have been known for nations such as Canada and Japan for some time. The United States’ Pan Pac roster was the remaining line-up to be finalized, revealed 3 days ago at the conclusion of the U.S. Nationalss in Irvine.

There are some key swimmers missing that we’ve known about, such as Australia’s Cameron McEvoy, James Magnussen and David McKeon, but all others appear to be on the list as expected. As a refresher, Brazil’s Bruno Fratus is also out of the competition.

Of note, Aussie Ariarne Titmus is still listed on the 200m free entrants, but the teen has publicly stated that she may indeed drop the event.

Additionally, South Korea is absent from the start lists, indicating no swimmers will be competing in Tokyo. At the 2014 edition of the Pan Pacs, Olympian Park Tae Hwan took gold in the men’s 400m freestyle and this year Kim Seoyeong is ranked 2nd in the world in the women’s 200m IM. Neither athlete is listed as participating, however. The Asian Games’ swimming competition kicks off on August 19th, so superstars such as China’s Sun Yang may be continuing training for that prestigious continental meet.

South Africa is another nation that participated in 2014 that is absent from the psych sheets, although big gun Chad Le Clos wasn’t in Australia at the last edition.

We’re diving deeper into each race via our Pan Pac previews and will highlight any anomalies on the psychs if any are discovered.

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CRD
2 years ago

Dressel entered in 100 BR, 200 FR and 200 I.M. 😮

austinpoolboy
Reply to  CRD
2 years ago

fun if he actually swims them!

Love to Swim
Reply to  CRD
2 years ago

Does not mean he will swim them all.

He was also entered in 100 br, 200 fr and 200 im at the National.

CHDH
Reply to  CRD
2 years ago

Doubt he swims 200IM and I’m almost positive he’ll no show on the 100 breast

Tate4
2 years ago

W’s 4IM 4:15 entered by a Chinese girl.

Tate4
Reply to  Tate4
2 years ago

Her name is YE HUIYAN. Her registered time is 04:15.78 on the sheet.

judy De Haven
Reply to  Tate4
2 years ago

Perhaps Men’s IM?

mswim
2 years ago

Team USA has some solid middle names.

DRESSEL IS GOD
Reply to  mswim
2 years ago

peet

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
2 years ago

Something I totally forgot about: in the men’s 200 free, Zach Apple gets another swim. I was struggling to find a second swimmer (with Conger) that would do the 200 free and could jump over Levant’s 1:46.44. That worlds spot is significantly more precarious than I thought.

Swimlaps
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
2 years ago

While it is certainly possible that Apple and Conger jump Levant, I think it is pretty unlikely. If my understanding is correct, to qualify for Worlds, your time must be done in the finals. Only 3 American men are allowed to swim in finals, and I would be very surprised if Haas doesn’t get in. Also, with how Seliskar looked at Nationals last week, he should be able to swim his way into the finals as well.

That leaves 1 other American the opportunity for a final swim (A or B), and Levant would then be a lock for Worlds. I find it hard to believe that Haas or Seli will be left out of the finals with Haas’s… Read more »

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  Swimlaps
2 years ago

Isn’t it 2 in each heat? 2 in the A final and 2 in the B? Edit: Nvm just looked at 2014 results, you are correct.

Other interesting relay related notes: Ledecky is not entered in the 100 free, Conger is entered in the 200 fly and not the 100 free, and McLaughlin is entered in the 100 free and not the 200 fly.

Swimlaps
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
2 years ago

I thought that I read in a different article (possibly the comments section – so may not be entirely accurate) that each country is allowed 2 swimmers in the A final and 1 in the B. If it is 2/2, then Levant’s spot becomes much more in jeopardy.

Caleb
Reply to  Swimlaps
2 years ago

I think an additional swimmer is allowed in the B but I don’t think their time is considered for WCs..

Zanna
Reply to  Caleb
2 years ago

If a B finalist has a faster time than the 2 A finalists, he/she can qualify for Worlds.

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
Reply to  Swimlaps
2 years ago

Yep, you’re right, I edited.

Ervin
Reply to  Swimlaps
2 years ago

I think your right about this, can anyone at swimswam confirm? I feel like some events wont have a full A/B final under this scenario. In the men and womens 100 breast for example there are only 17 swimmers entered…the US has 4 swimmers in both, so that would mean SUZUKI LENNOSUKE seeded with a 1:18 in the mens race would make finals over an American.

Admin
Reply to  Ervin
2 years ago

In 2014, they left the finals less-than-full in those situations, and we haven’t seen any indication that they’ll change that.

Example:
http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/sal/2014PP/140821F007.htm

Would personally rather see them do it like Big 12s, where they fill it up with the next-best swimmers, they just don’t count for anything (finish positions, qualifying spots). At a meet that seems geared toward getting as many people swims as is possible, that wouldn’t be a big ask to make.

WRT swimmers like Suzuki Lennosuke (NMI), remember that swimmers from these smaller nations don’t often get an opportunity to swim at a meet that is FINA approved for qualifying times, so these swims are important to them as well.

Fish
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

I think that was a bad example Braden. Those were scratches that didn’t swim.

http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/sal/2014PP/140821F006.htm

If you look at the women’s 200 Fly they filled the empty lanes after the mandatory lanes were filled.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

Very interesting psych sheet ! by going through it all , there are a few things to note for Team Usa in terms of entries .
1) 100 free : Women have 8 entries and men have 7
2) 200 free : women have 9 entries and men have 11 entries !!! Haas , Seliskar , Pieroni , Dwyer , Grothe , John Conger ( is it not Jack ? ) , Dressel , Apple , Devine , Murphy , Katz . Impressive & crazy but great for the fans to watch unfold . Who will finally end up in B & A finals ?
3) Dressel is entered in 100 breast , 100 fly , 200… Read more »

Rafael
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

Brazil is on the Men Medley,.. both 3 brazilians men relays are in (Thought I don´t know who will swim the 4×200 as the #3 and #4 of 200 free are not on Pan Pacs).

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Rafael
2 years ago

not listed so far ….thats why i mentioned it .

Rafael
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

It is listed, I am with the file here.. are you not looking at the women or mixed?..

1 United States of America 03:27.91
2 Japan 03:30.19
3 Australia 03:31.04
4 Brazil 03:31.53
5 Canada 03:37.20
6 Philippines 04:03.00

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Rafael
2 years ago

yeah , you are right ( as always lol ) but i was looking at the mixed medley relays – My Bad 😅

WillSwim
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

The US depth in the Men’s 200 free is crazy. If you took what would be considered the C-team of Devine, Murphy, Katz and then give them Ryan Held as their fourth you’d have a squad that could make an Olympic final in the 800 free relay!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  WillSwim
2 years ago

same goes with the women ….

4IM
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

Jack is a nickname for John

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  4IM
2 years ago

okay – never heard of that before – thanks

joe bagodonuts
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

John F./Jack Kennedy

Danjohnrob
2 years ago

A few things I noticed:

I didn’t know most of the middle names of the US athletes, and some are unusual. Ashley Twichell is listed as Ashley Grace Wall; is Wall her married name or maiden name?

Leah Smith is listed for the 200 Free, 400 IM and 800 Free on Day 1, so I guess she needs some time to figure out which event she should swim. It seems like she has the best chance to medal in the 800 Free, but maybe she’ll think her 800 spot is secure for Worlds and she should try to improve her 400 IM time fro Irvine?

Michael Andrew decided to swim the 100 Back vs the 100 Free on Day… Read more »

Tea rex
Reply to  Danjohnrob
2 years ago

The coaches will get a look at breaststrokers on day one before the mixed relay.

I expect the mixed relay lineup to be Murphy, King, Dressel, Manuel. King and Manuel could be within 5 seconds of the male. Bk/flyers would have to be 57/55 to come within 5 seconds of the top American male.

Danjohnrob
Reply to  Tea rex
2 years ago

Thanks, Tea Rex, I missed that the Day 1 relay was a Mixed Medley, not a Medley Relay!

Admin
Reply to  Tea rex
2 years ago

My guess would be that they use the “second” swimmer on the mixed medleys. AKA, if King swims on the women’s medley, then Meili gets the mixed. Since there are no prelims.

4IM
Reply to  Danjohnrob
2 years ago

I was wondering the same thing about Ashley Twichell. Her instagram handle is ‘atwall616’ so Im guessing Twichell is her maiden name and Wall is her married name

Admin
Reply to  4IM
2 years ago

That’s correct, she’s married to Derek Wall.

Rafael
2 years ago

JPN will beat Australia on the 4×100 men free.. you read it here first..

KeithM
Reply to  Rafael
2 years ago

No Maggie. Roberts is…Roberts. Beyond Chalmers and Cartwright the well looks dry in Tokyo. Would they dare scratch this relay? They’ve already got their QT for Worlds from CGs.

KeithM
Reply to  KeithM
2 years ago

Forgot to mention the most obvious absentee…McEvoy. It’s a big vaccum without these arrows in the quiver. Even on recent form Maggie would be serviceable to put together a respectable relay. All momentum has shifted to their 4×200 relay now.

Pvdh
Reply to  KeithM
2 years ago

If trust Roberts over Magnussen these days.

Rafael
2 years ago

For the races with Direct final (800 and 1500) how is the US decision for Worlds?

Tea rex
Reply to  Rafael
2 years ago

The answer is always Ledecky.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Tea rex
2 years ago

lol

too impressed
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

In the aforementioned timed final races, are countries still limited to two swimmers in the top eight and another in 9-16th?

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